WASHINGTON (AP) — Lost or displaced Gulf Coast residents will be able to search for their families in Hurricane Gustav's aftermath through a new FEMA locator system, FEMA director David Paulison said Sunday.

The National Emergency Family Registry Locator system aims to replace frantic and piecemeal attempts — mostly through personal Web sites or nonprofit aid agencies — to find missing relatives. Paulison said it can be accessed through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Web site at www.fema.gov or by calling toll-free at 1-800-588-9822.